In memory of
Dianna L. Stephens
Dianna L. Stephens CHILLICOTHE: Dianna L. Stephens, 66, of Chillicothe, died 1:50 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Heartland of Chillicothe following an extended illness. She was born February 17, 1951, in Ross County to Carl R. and Electa M. Cretsinger Downs. Surviving are her companion, Aire Keller, of Chillicothe; children, Gay Anne Casto and companion Stanley Smith, of Chillicothe and Gary Allen Best, Sr. and companion Julie Hoylman, of Clarksburg; grandchildren, Gary Best, Jr., Sebastian Evans and Bridget Shoemaker, Steven, Alanna and Taylor Best, and Elizabeth, Electa and Christian Casto; 5 great-grandsons; a brother, Carl R. Downs, of Hallsville; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, James Mustard, of Jasper and father, Jerry R. McWhorter, of Lucasville. She was predeceased by her father, Carl R. Downs; mother, Electa McWhorter; a son, Michael M. Best; and sisters, Elizabeth Louise Downs and Alexis Mustard. The family would like to thank her Nursing Aide and friend, Linda Conley, Ashley Carmean and the Heartland Hospice team. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the WARE FUNERAL HOME with her brother, Carl R. Downs officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com
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